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Survey: High Expectations for Retirement Homes

Seventy percent of baby boomers say that the house they live in when they retire will be the best home they’ve ever had, according to a survey conducted by Better Homes and...

Survey: Gov’t Shutdown Deflating Housing Optimism

Though Americans have expressed optimism about the housing recovery over the last few months, their feel-good attitudes took a turn for the worse in the run-up to the government...

Survey Tracks Where Closing Costs Are Highest, Lowest

Closing costs have climbed 6 percent in the past year, according to a new survey by Bankrate.com. On a $200,000 single-family loan, borrowers with great credit who are making a 20...

Survey: Rising Rates Getting Sellers Nervous

Home sellers are becoming increasingly worried about rising interest rates and their impact on home-buying demand, according to a new Redfin survey of nearly 1,500 home owners across...

Survey Suggests Smoking in Home Chips Away at its Value

A survey of Canadian home owners finds that smoking in the home can reduce the home’s value at resale by up to 29 percent....

Mortgage Rates Mostly Hold Steady This Week

Mortgage rate averages moved very little this week, continuing to hover near 60-year lows, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. “Mortgage rates remained...

Down Payment Remains Obstacle to Home Ownership

More than half of renters who wish to buy a home say they are unable to because they’re not able to save enough for a down payment, according to Trulia’s Fall 2011 American Dream...

How Much Longer Will Housing Remain Sluggish?

The weak U.S. economy will likely dampen the housing market until 2015, according to a new survey of economists, analysts, and real estate professionals. Home prices are expected to...

Low Appraisal Killing a Deal? Here’s What to Do

The National Association of REALTORS® reported that 16 percent of real estate professionals surveyed in June reported a cancellation in a sale, mostly due to a large number of low...